HARMAN International Industries Inc. has joined the Grammy Music Education Coalition’s Founders Circle as a member in perpetuity. HARMAN, the audio technology company that’s a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, will fund and resource recording studios in New York, Nashville and Philadelphia public schools and also create dedicated programming to encourage more female students to pursue studies and careers in music.
Launched last year, the non-profit Grammy Music Education Coalition (GMEC) is a collective of more than 30 music education organizations dedicated to expanding music education in elementary and secondary public schools. The coalition is currently focusing on three inaugural cities—New York, Philadelphia and Nashville—before adding other urban, suburban and rural communities. GMEC’s goal is to foster universal music education participation for the 3.8 million pre-K to grade 12 students in the U.S. today that don’t have such access.